Freshmen Mo. lawmakers continue fundraising
Missouri's newest members of the U.S. House have continued raising money.
Federal campaign finance reports show Republican Billy Long of Springfield raised roughly $15,000 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, 2010. Long reported starting 2011 with $29,000 in his campaign bank account.
Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler raised about $52,000 over the same period but also reported that her campaign owed about $160,000. Hartzler had $22,000 in available cash at the start of this year.
Hartzler defeated longtime Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton in the 4th Congressional District, which covers much of west-central Missouri.